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Today thunderstorms are expected to become widespread as a cold front crosses the region. With a hot and humid airmass in place across the region, those storms will have a lot of available energy to work with, and some of those storms may produce damaging winds and large hail. The most likely timing today will be between the hours of 1-7 PM, with the storms moving from the Northwest to the Southeast.

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FTC: T-Mobile made millions with bogus charges

Updated: Tuesday, July 1 2014, 03:45 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.

In a complaint filed Tuesday, the FTC says the mobile phone provider billed consumers for subscriptions to "premium" texts such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder. The FTC alleges that T-Mobile collected as much as 40 percent of the charges, even after being made aware that the subscriptions were scams.

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez said in a statement that the agency's goal is to ensure T-Mobile repays its customers. She said there were, quote, "clear warning signs the charges it was imposing were fraudulent."
FTC: T-Mobile made millions with bogus charges


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